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Doctor insights on: What Is The Recommended Dosage Of Magnesium Citrate

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I accidentally took 2 tablespoons of magnesium citrate(over 1000mg) instead of recommended dose of 2 tsp. is this dangerous?

I accidentally took 2 tablespoons of magnesium citrate(over 1000mg) instead of recommended dose of 2 tsp. is this dangerous?

No: As even higher amounts are taken in preparation for colonoscopies to clean out your bowels. You don't need to worry. You may develop mild diarrhea at the most. ...Read more

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How much magnesium citrate is safe to take? Is 400 mg to high? I take it to help with anxiety. I keep reading conflicting information on dosage.

How much magnesium citrate is safe to take? Is 400 mg to high? I take it to help with anxiety. I keep reading conflicting information on dosage.

Titrate: There are individual differences in magnesium absorption, so there is no standard dose. Basically, "titrate to bowel tolerance". Which means take as much as you can handle without giving yourself diarrhea. For anxiety, magnesium glycinate may be slightly better. More info: http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read more

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Can magnesium citrate be used with children? And is the dose the same?

Can magnesium citrate be used with children? And is the dose the same?

Type of use?: Need to know why magnesium citrate is being used. Child's dosage depends upon age and size. Recommend contacting your child's doctor for a more specific answer. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend magnesium citrate vs magnesium glycinate?

Depends: Both can be used in magnesium diciency. Magnesium Citrate used for bowel irrigation and cause diarrhea. Citric acid will increase stomach acid and assimilation & should be taken with meal. The glycine in magnesium glycinate is an Amino Acid which can help with sleep and feeling calm. Least likely to cause loose stools & should be taken at bedtime. ...Read more

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What is the minimum dose of magnesium citrate that I should take in order to have a smooth bowel movement?

What is the minimum dose of magnesium citrate that I should take in order to have a smooth bowel movement?

Depends: Everyone is different, so doses are individual. However, start with a small dose, and work your way up. Adjust to desired bowel movement. ...Read more

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I am 5.5 weeks pregnant and i want to know if i can continue taking a supplemental dose of magnesium citrate. 300 mg, every day. It helps with sleep, anxiety and tension headaches from slipped disc.

I am 5.5 weeks pregnant  and i want to know if i can continue taking a  supplemental dose of magnesium citrate. 300 mg, every day. It helps with sleep, anxiety and tension headaches from slipped disc.

Certainly: Congratulations! magnesium is an essential nutrient and is especially important during pregnancy, where it can prevent high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) and other complications. It is completely safe to take during pregnancy. I imagine you are already taking a prenatal with folic acid. Biotin and dha are other beneficial nutrients during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does.Magnesium citrate work?

How does.Magnesium citrate work?

Purges colon: Magnesium citrate causes fluid shifts within the intestines to promote large amount of bowel movement to occur usually within a few hours. ...Read more

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What is magnesium citrate taken for?

What is magnesium citrate taken for?

Constipated?: It is used for treating magnesium deficiency states and it is also a saline laxative that is thought to work by increasing fluid in the small intestine. It usually results in a bowel movement within 30 minutes to 3 hours. This is why it is used for bowel preparation for colonoscopy and surgery. ...Read more

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Is magnesium citrate effective if flat?

Yes: I presume you are referring to a "fizzy drink" that contains magnesium. The fizziness does not matter. ...Read more

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What if any benefit is Magnesium Citrate?

Depends: Magnesium citrate may be helpful for kidney stones. For magnesium supplementation, I prefer magnesium glycinate, which is better absorbed and may have a calming effect. More info: http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/magnesium.html ...Read more

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How long does magnesium citrate always work?

Depends: 1 to several hours depending on how sensitive you are. ...Read more

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How long would magnesium citrate start to work?

2 to 4 hours: Recommended adult dose 1 gm magnesium citrate (160 mg of elementary magnesium) daily or in divided dose. Check kidney function before taking extra dose ...Read more

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Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful ? Or effective?

Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful ?  Or effective?

Two questions here: 1) We can't endorse the use of expired medications; 2) what are you hoping to treat with magnesium citrate? ...Read more

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How long does it take for magnesium citrate to take action?

How long does it take for magnesium citrate to take action?

See below: Usually it will produce a bowel movement within a few hours of taking it. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for magnesium citrate to work?

Please tell me how long it takes for magnesium citrate to work?

Work for what: Magnesium citrate for constipation typically works within 4-6 hours of drinking 8 ounces. If it does not work there be be a bowel obstruction or exceedingly hard stool in the colon that cannot be bypassed easily, for low magnesium levels in the blood stream it may never work because the absorption may be inadequate due to rapid transit through the GI tract. ...Read more